Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The usual...another hectic weekend!

Friday night we went to dinner at Souplantation -- yummy salad, low fat soup and fat-free frozen yogurt -- then to Sport Chalet to buy snorkel gear for the Mexico trip. I found my snorkel set-up pretty quickly then wandered over to the super-sale area in the ski department. It was AMAZING how much cheaper things were than just three months ago. I ended up in the ski boot section because I've said I would get DB his own ski boots for Christmas this year (he has very wide feet and often ends up sore with the rental boots we always get). Wellllll...I saw some really pretty ski boots and thought I'd try them on while DB continued looking at snorkel stuff. Found a really knowledgeable salesguy and, long story short, I bought myself some slammin' ski boots for HALF PRICE and DB ordered some to try this week which will also save us hundreds of dollars from what we would pay later in the year!! I also found a beautiful cotton wide-brimmed pink sun hat for the beach in Mexico -- it's great because I can roll it up in my suitcase (hard to do that with straw beach hats). Now I'll just have to buy a new pink swimsuit to match...but first I think I have to get rid of some of the NINE bathing suits I have (hey, give me a break, I live at the beach!)...

I am going to get rid of all the suits that don't give good bust support...I don't feel comfy in them and I never will. That will bring me down to about 3 or so suits so I will allow myself to buy another one for Mexico. ;-) Mostly I'm planning to wear a bathing suit every day under either a sarong, shorts or a skirt. I think I can pack pretty lightly like this!

Speaking of bathing suits...I was in one almost all day on Sunday, photos were taken and the camera did not break! Of course, the old thighs are not what I dream that might be (and never, realistically, will be), but it wasn't too horrible. I still want to lose a little more to ameliorate the thigh-rubbing-together possibility, but I was pretty comfy frolicking on the beach with the kiddies.

We had lots of fun with the kids this weekend, but three-at-a-time is definitely tiring! Add to that that Cry Baby only likes DB and Smiley only likes me so that's a little extra "fun"! ;-) We did have a great day at the beach on Sunday though -- Princess learned to boogie board and I was in with her for a long time too. DB and I both got sunburned (despite sunblock), but we managed to keep the kids burn-free. After about 5 hours at the beach, we all came back to our house to play for a while with our friends and their kids. We tired the kids out...they slept "in" yesterday until after I was even up (had to get up early for my annual physical). :-) I've got a million cute stories about the grandkids, but I won't bore you...suffice it to say that they are all (even Cry Baby) extremely adorable and lovable and DB and I thank our lucky stars that we get to spend special times with them...even if it will take us until next weekend to recover! ;-)

My physical yesterday was good (I love my GP). My BP is great (116/70 yesterday), my weight is down from last year, etc. My main complaint is a chest pain I've been having -- from the times of day that it happens, he thinks it has to do with what/when I'm eating so I'm going to work on eating a little more frequently (after I get back from Bathing-Suit-Every-Day-Land). He also pressed on my chest and we think that my arthritis is in there too because it REALLY hurt in one spot. Blood test results will come back later, but all-in-all I'm pretty healthy. :-) Of course, I forgot to ask him about whether I should worry about anti-malaria meds or Hep A vaccination before heading south, but I'll do that by phone later in the week...I hope.

I ate more than I wanted to this weekend (hard to eat perfect with kidlets around and I had a little wine on Saturday night and Sunday), but I think I did ok. Of course, Friday will tell...and I have two lunches "out" this week and that never is good. Still hoping for a few more lbs. off before May 24...

5 comments:

L.G. said...

Your grandkids sound so fun and your weekend sounded like so much fun. Great job on the super sales! You know I love hearing about good deals even if it's on things I'll never do like skiing! You probably look fantastic in your swimsuits and look at far you've come. I'm excited for you and what you've accomplished.

I watched a bunch of "New Adventures of Old Christine" and one of the jokes was she was gone. Someone asked if they looked for her at her usual hangouts and they said, "Yeah, and she wasn't at Souplantation." It must be a California or West Coast chain.

Have fun and rest up this week!

Vickie said...

My PT has me doing lots of work on the stability ball - because I seem to be able to "hold" my back easier on it - than just in mid air to work free weights. And I am quite shocked at how much this works my thighs. I also can do lunges (which I realize you probably can't because of knees) if I am VERY careful and slow. I do lots of chair - because I can keep my back straight/core tucked in hard and really get that butt back there. Toe taps are about the only thing I can do that really works the belly - and those are only lower belly.

After pain came back so bad last week - taking it really slow and easy all this week.

Oh, to have known all this and have been on the right meds all through my 30's - what a difference it would have made. I keep telling myself that I could be sitting here saying the same thing about my 40's (which are almost over) when I get to the 50's...

In a very bad exercise place right now. Feel very flabby all over the place. Feel very dough like.

ar said...

Wow, in a swimming costume all day and feeling OK in it. That sounds better than any dream I could possibly have right now. Just there and then. The shopping for your favourite sport in a place where you can find good items at excellent prices must be fantastic. You must be looking forward to your next ski trip.

Pink! I love pink. And with the hat, think you are going to look stunning in that, with a nice sarong, right on the number :>)

ar said...

Thought the swimsuit I found at the shortcut below - Ceylan Style - looked stunning.

http://www.swimwearboutique.com/shopping/itemview.asp?gnum=3989&gid=2562&dept=Swimwear&vend=Roidal+2008&vendnum=181&aid=2562&cat=One+Piece

Cindy154 said...

I love hearing you plan for your vacation, it sounds so nice. I love the beach. I love hearing about the beach, the beach is heaven to me. I hope sometime I will feel comfortable in a swimsuit. Maybe this summer!